Here are the 10 greatest right-wingers of all time
Wingers are a blessing to football positions. They are the ones who have the ability of a midfielder as well as a striker.
This article will tell you about the 10 greatest right-wingers in football history. Please note that this is not a ‘top 10’ list.
Can you guess where Gareth Bale has been placed on this list?
- Garrincha – Garrincha would cement his place as the best dribbler in footballing history during the 1950s and 1960s.
- George Best – Best transcended football as a whole, becoming one of the most famous men on the planet during his heyday.
- Jairzinho – The Brazilian was a fearsome combination of intelligence and speed made him the most effective forward of his generation.
- Stanley Matthews – Matthews was blessed with a box of tricks to beat any defender. His crossing ability and comb-over were second to none.
- Luis Figo – Figo’s career peaked when he won the 2000 Ballon d’Or following a superb run of form with Barcelona.
- Arjen Robben – Robben may have been a one trick pony but it was a pretty good trick which helped him win multiple league titles in three different countries.
- Gareth Bale – Bale almost single handedly transformed Spurs into European contenders and he continued to post staggeringly good numbers after moving to Real Madrid.
- David Beckham – Beckham probably did not achieve all he wanted on the international stage, but he won a great deal at club level.
- Allan Simonsen – Simonsen more than made up for what in lacked in stature with more feints and stepovers than any defender could handle.
- Jimmy Johnstone – Johnstone spent 13 years at Parkhead and is one of the most beloved players in the club’s history.